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#1 Babyface Nelson

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:28 PM

Gentleman ( class3 dealer) at local gun show had a WWII 1928 model for sale. Here are the specifics. Had plain barrel w/ compenastor - no fins on barrel, horizontal forearm grip, and "L" type rear sight. Manufacture was Auto Ordnance. The finish was parked but a little thin. He was asking $16,000. The weapon overall was in good condition. Is this about right ?
Also, I picked up Tracie Hill's book "Thompson the American Legend" for $85 bucks.... Any comments folks ?? Thanks for the board Nick !!!
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:49 PM

I would pass on that. It sounds like it has been reworked many a time. I think I've seen this one before. Sounds very familiar.
Tracie sales his book at his TCA show for $55. Signed.
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:52 PM

Thanks, I kinda figured it was high. Good thing I bought the book only even it was pricey !!
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 07:42 PM

If you don't mind, who is the dealer selling this thing?
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 07:52 PM

lol that price is too high.....btw who was it that has that gun?

gotta love it.

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:20 PM

I would have asked if to see the 2nd Thompson that is supposed to be included in the deal becuase at that price he should be selling two. tongue.gif
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 09:21 AM

Definitely high on the '28. They can ask and you can counter offer. Were they including a couple of Colt C drums? Guns of the type described appear to NOT be selling when offered in the $13,500 - $15,000 range on subguns, sturmgeweher, gunbroker, et al.

Regarding the Hill book. Which edition was it? The numbered, Limited Editions (of which there were only 300 printed) are more expensive than the standard edition.
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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:18 AM

The guy selling the 1928 for 16 g's is "CJM Machine" in St Louis. Yes, I believe the book is the anniverary edition. Thanks Guys !!

P.S - no drum -- just a stick mag !
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